Aspergillus species in indoor environments and their possible occupational and public health hazards

Authors

1 Invasive Fungi Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

2 Invasive Fungi Research Center (IFRC), Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology/ School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Khazarabad Road, P.O. Box 48175-1665, Sari, Iran.

3 Ramsar International Branch, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

4 Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana, Turkey

5 Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, the Netherlands

Abstract

Abstract
The genus Aspergillus, which consists of a few hundred opportunistic mold species found in various climatic conditions,
causes diseases including localized infections, fatal diseases, allergic responses, and inhaled conidia in humans. Herein,
we present an overview of the most common diseases and allergic infections caused by Aspergillus species and their
associated health hazards in various indoor environments worldwide.

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